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Everything Fastpitch is a podcast hosted by Coach Tory Acheson and Coach Don McKinlay. Tory and Don are former college coaches that are now full time instructors and travel ball coaches. Since retiring form active collegiate coaching they have committed themselves to providing educational materials to the fastpitch community. This podcast is one of the resources they are providing. Their website has 500+ blog posts and they have a YouTube channel. All of these cover fastpitch softball from c ...
 
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This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: College teams play far less games in a day that travel teams. Does tha make sense? (@12:21) Paige's Power Play (@18:56) Observations from watching the CWS regionals and the transfer portal. (@21:39) How to handle schedules when you have a mix of players with completely different high school sched…
 
During a game the player is fielding, catching and hitting without a coach on the field telling them what to do or how to do it. So the players need to understand the skills needed and why certain things work and some don't. If they don't really understand the skills they tend to act robotically. Between the white lines they are their own coach, so…
 
On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez is joined by Pac-12 Network analyst and "Bleavin Softball" Podcast host Jenna Becerra as we break down Oklahoma's 5-1 win over Florida State to win the National Championship. Lopez and Becerra look at what went right for Oklahoma and what went wrong for FSU, Hit some off-season big topics for softball, a…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter seems like she has plateaued, is this normal? (@13:30) Paige's Power Play (@20:09) NCAA Tournament Thoughts (@24:10) Rethinking some defensive things (@37:44) Overcoaching of hitters in a game (@45:56) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
Coaches Tory and Don are joined by Hall of Fame Coach Scott Whitlock to discuss the retirement of Coach Candrea from the University of Arizona and Lu Harris-Champer from the University of Georgia. They also cover the retirement of Kennesaw State University's 30 year baseball coach Mike Sansing, which all three of them have had close connections to …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Victor Anderson comes to us from the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, OK. Eric Lopez talks with ESPN/SEC Network and former Tennessee Volunteer great Madison Shipman. Shipman discusses how she got into broadcasting after a stellar career at Tennessee. She talks about her experience playing under the W…
 
Coach Tory and Coach Don discuss the issues with trying to please 2 coaches at the same time. When school ball and travel team games and practices overlap, what is a player to do? Each coach has the best interests of their team as a number one priority so the player either has to make a choice or do all that each one requires. Support the show (htt…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson preview the 2021 NCAA Softball Women's College World Series (WCWS). The two also recap the DII and the DIII College World Series. Eric talks with Megan Turk, who called the DIII Championships in Salem, Virginia. Eric and Victor also recap West Texas AM winning the DII national title.…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson recap the Super Regionals and look ahead to WCWS. Eric talks with former Arizona two-time All-American and current Pac 12 Network/ESPN Color commentator Kenzie Fowler. Fowler breaks down UCLA and Arizona, making it to the WCWS and the postseason for Pac-12. Also, in the episode, Eric…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez previews the Super Regionals with three-time All-American and ESPN/ SEC Network + TV color commentator Francesca Enea. The two break down each super regional, discuss being the first female to work color for an AAC Baseball telecast on ESPN+, and more. Victor Anderson talks with Gators radio broadcaster …
 
This week's lineup: Warmup Segment Listener question: What's a good time from home to first.? (@7:02) Paige's Power Play (@14:22) Part 2 of interview with Tristan Hildebrant of Anderson Bat Company (@17:36) The last game. Many players are playing their last game. Some thoughts. (@33:07) Better jump on the bases. (@40:24) Support the show (https://w…
 
In This edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson recap the Regionals from the weekend and what we learned from each region. Also, we take an early look at some of the super regionals and the TV schedule. Plus, we discuss if the future NBA and NHL playoff schedule could affect the softball postseason.…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson preview the Seattle, Los Angeles, Stillwater, Knoxville, Athens, Tuscaloosa, Gainesville, and the Tallahassee Regional. Eric talks with Troy Head Coach Beth Mullins and Ace pitcher Leanna Johnson about Troy making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996. Eric also talks wit…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter pitches behind often but still gets strikeouts. Is this a problem? (@8:51) Paige's Power Play (@12:50) Part 1 of an interview with Tristan Hildebrandt of the Anderson Bat Company. A great discussion on the bat manufacturing business. (@14:56) Listener question discussion. What do we t…
 
In the first of a two-part episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson preview the NCAA DI Tournament Regionals. Today they look at the Norman, Tucson, Tempe, Baton Rouge, Fayetteville, Lexington, Austin, and the Columbia Regionals. We also drop clips from some of the most prominent coaches in the game, including Mike White, Melyssa Lo…
 
Today, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson share all of their thoughts, analysis, and commentary from Sunday's Selection Show LIVE on YouTube. We had a cavalcade of guests join us Sunday night. Texas Softball PBP Andrew Haynes SEC Network+ Analyst Megan Turk LSU Softball Head Coach Beth Torina Justin McLeod from Justin's World…
 
Coach Tory discusses his experiences with coaching in a softball tournament at a vacation destination. There are pros and cons. The family gets to combine a vacation with going to the tournament. The hosts market the tournament as a destination location because of the attractions. But for softball those attractions are really distractions. They can…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with ESPN and Longhorn Network's Analyst Megan Willis about the Big 12 Tournament. Willis gives her insights on the tournament with thoughts on Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State, and the rest of the Big 12 field. Willis also talks about broadcasting and more. Also, in the episode, Eric and Victor And…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: I live too far for access to instructors. What are some alternative options? (@10:00) Paige's Power Play (@15:02) Pitcher - Catcher relationships. The catcher can be valuable in getting better pitching performance. (@19:53) The D1 recruiting calendar is back on and players need to be prepared for…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with Cat Osterman about broadcasting softball this season on ESPN + and covering Texas State and the Sun Belt. Osterman is training with Team USA in preparation for Summer Olympics. She talks about preparation for the Olympics, appearing on Good Morning American, and getting into broadcasting this …
 
With Selection Sunday coming up this week, the guys are rolling full steam ahead on our latest episode. They breakdown how Bedlam helped Oklahoma State, Florida's SEC championship, and which Power 5 team played themselves on the bubble. We are joined by Gray Robertson and Tom Canterbury from Out of The Box to chat about the SEC Tournament taking pl…
 
In this episode we discuss the need for emphasizing the need to have an every pitch focus. Players need to understand each pitch could be the one that they need to react to. It's easy to lose focus, but we have to dial back in at pitch time. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, the guys break down who they feel right now are locks to hosts and who might need some help entering the final week of the regular season. Victor Anderson and Eric Lopez also look at some of the match-ups that will impact those potential seedings. Also, Victor sits down with Jenni Carlson from The Oklahoman about h…
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Pickup Players playing instead of team members (@15:30) Paige's Power Play (@21:15) Part 2 of Interview with Jerrad Hardin (@30:46) College Softball News (@45:03) Unusual skill for better practices (@51:36) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
On the latest appearance In The Circle, Victor Anderson welcomes Eric Lopez back to break down the predetermined sites announced by the NCAA and if they got the sites correct. They also recap the results from the weekend, along with the tournament ramifications related to those results. They chat about the SEC's chances of getting all thirteen team…
 
All sports have an optimum arousal level. When our emotions are below that level or above that level we don't perform as well. This week we discuss the need to monitor that level and make sure our players are not trying to execute while their emotions are out of bounds. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)…
 
Justin McLeod of Justin's World to break down who he feels are in play to be named one of the predetermined sites selected by the NCAA. What schools are battling for the last spots? Who is most likely assured to be a host come Selection Sunday? The guys will break it all down. They also talk about some #SneakyBigSeries in the Mountain West, West Co…
 
This weeks line:up Warmup Segment Listener Question: How to handle different coaching styles. (@10:20) Paige's Power Play (@16:46) Interview with Jerrad Hardin. Coach, instructor, camps and author. (19:02) Highlights in the world of college softball (@49:26) An error can open the flood gates. Work on pitcher's fielding. (@01:02:24) Support the show…
 
In this episode, Victor Anderson once again hosts and has some friends joining the fun. Justin McLeod from Justin's World came on to recap the weekend, including the wide-open SEC race, Notre Dame's sweep of Virginia Tech, and the Big 12's bubble teams. They also breakdown the USA Softball Player of the Year list, and needless to say, Victor had is…
 
Most of us have to adjust to time limit games because of the number of games that are scheduled on a field. It is the environment we live in. Because of that, it is mandatory that managing the clock has to have a high priority. In this episode we discuss how much playing time is lost to wasted minutes. Each minute lost waiting on someone, changing …
 
On our latest edition of In The Circle, Victor Anderson flies solo and breaks down two DII conference tournaments (SAC and Conference Carolina). Victor gives you his thoughts on those tournaments and the predetermined sites for the Division 2 Tournament. Later on, we chat with USSSA Pride member and former Florida State great Alex Powers about her …
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment: Listener Question: What are our thoughts on walk-up music (@13:50) Paige's Power Play (@20:15) College D1 Recruiting Changes (@27:45) D1 pre-selecting Regional Playoff Host Sites (@32:18) College Softball is Really Really Good (@38:05) Slap Defense 2nd baseman up close (@49:37) Support the show (https://www.patreo…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson discuss Oklahoma's dominance over Texas over the weekend and who can contend with Sooners for the National title? Eric also talks with JMU Head Coach Loren LaPorte about the Dukes 2021 season and a look back at JMU regional win at Michigan. Finally, Eric and Victor discuss if an innin…
 
We have had a lively Facebook discussion of our blog post on "a strikeout is just an out". The coaches discuss the concept that it is very difficult to have multiple swing mechanics. At the next game you attend watch the reaction of players, fans and coaches between going back to the dugout after striking out and after just poking the ball to the i…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, The guys preview the big Texas vs. Oklahoma series as Eric Lopez talks with the voice of Sooners Softball Chris Plank to talk about Oklahoma's historic offense this season, The Big 12 and the Texas series. In the episode, Eric talks with Youngstown State Head Coach Brian Campbell about their season and the Horizon …
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: Disappointment over not being team captain. (@16:27) Paige's Power Play: (@19:31) Interview with a Texas umpire on the shortage of umpires and the challenges facing umpires today: (@23:08) Safety Bases should be used at all levels: (@49:44) Preparing your team to play in bad weather: (@58:39) Sup…
 
In this episode of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with NCAA DI Softball Committee Chair Matt Larsen. Larsen also is the Director of Athletics at North Dakota State University. Larsen discusses the decision to have the host sites predetermined and if anything will change in selecting the 64 teams for the 2021 tournament. In the episode, Eric talks …
 
The coaches discuss how to set up practice to make our baserunners better. The quickest way for a runner to advance is for them to be able to judge the ball and determine if it should get caught, might get caught or won't get caught. By the time a coach makes the determination and telephones it to the runner we probably have lost a base. But how mu…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson react to the news that the NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals sites will be predetermined. Eric talks with Fordham Head Coach Melissa Inouye about the Ram's great season thus far. Eric also talks with former Baylor great and current SEC Network plus color commentator Megan Turk. The …
 
This weeks lineup: Warmup Segment Are parents just unhappy and what is the root cause. Do we really have that many bad coaches or are people just generally unhappy. Let's find the middle ground. (@19:56) The coaches talk about some strange endings to games and what we can learn. If high level teams can get confused, so can our teams. (@32:47) When …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez talks with first-year Miami (Ohio) Kirin Kumar. The two discuss the Redhawk's success thus far in 2021 and spending 16 years as an assistant before landing a Head Coaching job. In the episode, Eric and Victor Anderson recap the weekend that was, plus, should Softball follow Basketball's lead and get rid …
 
Managing pitching staffs and allocating innings to the different pitchers is a difficult task. It takes a plan. You need to blend the objectives of the team and the development of the pitchers. One thing is for certain, to develop pitchers you have to play more games. To play more games you have to win more so that you go deeper into the tournament…
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez, and Victor Anderson talk about NCAA Tournament regional sites' possibility of being predetermined. Eric talks with Boston Head Coach Ashley Waters about the season, the Patriot League, and more. The guys also preview some key series this weekend, and Victor exposes the flaws in the polls this week.…
 
This Weeks Lineup: Warmup Segment Listener Question: My daughter struggled during her first big tournament, should I panic? (@9:50) Paige's Power Play (@14:53) Softball has moved up to the 4th ranked sport in college athletics. (@20:19) State of the umpiring crews. We have a serious shortage of umpires and coaches, tournament directors and parents …
 
In this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson recap a wild weekend in Pac-12, including a crazy Washington vs. Arizona State series, SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Mountain West, American recaps and more. Eric talks with Cal State Fullerton's Head Coach Kelly Ford, who discusses her young Titans team and the second half of 2021. Ford discuss…
 
A listener asks the question of how to become a college coach. Tory and Don give their experiences and discuss what you need to do and how to go about it. If you have ever given it a thought, you need to listen to this episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/everythingfastpitch)By Tory Acheson & Don McKinlay
 
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